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Parrot Jungle

Read Return to Library Confronted with what at first glance is a loose, fragmented narrative of sorts, one wonders three things about Parrot Jungle: why are these people, places and objects significant to the artist? What conceptual and aesthetic decisions has Botha made in order to come to the point of making and organising these …

domestic

Read Return to Library Domestic violence thrives in our country because it is typically ignored by those not directly involved, and suppressed by those who are. The topic continues to be shrouded in a silence motivated by intimidation, shame and the fear of stigmatization. Sometimes financial dependence prevents victims from speaking out, and sometimes cultural …

But being a sensible woman, she subdued her terrors and turned over and went to sleep again

Artist: Bridget Baker Essay by: Kathryn Smith Gallery: João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town Dates: 8 February 2006 – 25 February 2006

Bridget Baker

 Artist: Bridget Baker Curator: Emilio Navarro Essay by: Bettina Malcomess Gallery: Caja De Burgos Obra Social, Burgos, Spain Dates: 29 May 2009 – 20 September 2009

Contusion

Read Return to Library This exhibition navigates the sphere of violence within our society. The work reflects the many ways that social disturbances in our environment are experienced as dark shadows of a deeper unrest. Evidence of a collective distress or unease have manifested in coping mechanisms that these works expose. A common theme of …

Sentences

Read Return to Library “The title of the exhibition, SENTENCES, came out of a Thupelo workshop at the National Gallery in Cape Town. As artists work alongside each other, dialogue spontaneously develops – Jeannette was playing with collage and then sequencing separate collages, like frames in an animation strip. One of the international artists at …

frugi bonae

Read Return to Library   frugi bonae: “to or for the good fruit … being honest and temperate, dedicated to long-term flourishing: as vital for human beings as for the earth itself” (Harry Eyres in Financial Times, May 23-24, 2009). “This mixed media body of work explores collective cause and effect, in particular relations between …

Disjecta Membra

Read Return to Library This exhibition couples paintings from two parallel series. The one is derived from photographic slides of my family taken by my grandfather during the 1960s, mostly depicting life in suburban South Africa. The other series is derived from the last photographs of ‘the disappeared’, people who died during a similar era …

Fever Sleep

Read Return to Library This exhibtion is titled Fever Sleep and consists of a set of limited edition prints which feature the traditional African headsets as its starting point. Traditionally, headrests are believed to prvide individuals who sleep on them with a bridge to the ‘dream world’ of spirits and tribal ancestors. As indigenous African …

A Legacy of Men

Participating artists: Pierre Fouché, Robert Hamblin, Lawrence Lemaoana, Nicholas Hlobo, Mikhael Subotzky, Johan Thom, Kemang wa Lehulere Curator: Jacki McInnes Essays by: Clive Kellner, Kim Gurney Gallery: Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG), Johannesburg Dates: 25 November 2007  – 24 February 2008